Conversion Disorder in Emergency Medicine Medication

Updated: Nov 07, 2022
  • Author: Seth Powsner, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Medication Summary

Drug therapy has not proven reliable. However, a number of psychiatrists recommend a sedative or antianxiety agent. It is usually easiest to give a benzodiazepine, eg, lorazepam 0.5–1 mg (along with a suggestion that symptoms are likely to remit in an hour or so). Amobarbital is falling out of favor as a sedative, or for an Amytal interview, but has been a traditional medication. [17]